After you finish the Great Loop you may be looking for a new adventure. One option to consider is following in the wake of my good friends Randy and Rebecca Tisch. The Tisch’s crossed the Pacific in 2014 on Argo, a beautiful Nordhavn 68.
Randy recently finished and published a comprehensive book about their voyage. The book starts with their early planning and considerations, then departure from Florida and trip through the Panama Canal then finishes with crossing the Wild Pacific itself.
Some would say I was fortunate to join them on the crossing from Tonga to New Zealand. However, others would say there is nothing fortunate about experiencing just shy of a typhoon up close and personal. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience I never wish to repeat on any size vessel! See the chapter titled ‘At Sea To New Zealand’ for the details or check out the YouTube video which actually doesn’t do justice to the experience of 60+ knot winds and 25 to 30 foot seas.
The book is available on Amazon in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback formats. The Amazon snippet description is:
Crossing the Wild Pacific is a stunning tale of Robert and Rebecca Tisch’s adventurous voyage around the South Pacific. The story is masterfully crafted around the yacht Argo’s captain’s log and goes through the finer points of preparation, weather, and nautical know-how. This realistic tale includes true accounts of distant cultures, interesting people, exotic locales, and, at its center, a couple who fell in love with the sea.From Florida to New Zealand, with plenty of stops in-between, follow the trip of a lifetime!